Sutherland Shire Family Services have today launched a Virtual Movement Challenge fundraiser, helping local families stay motivated to remain active and healthy while we self-isolate or social distance in these times of COVID-19.

By participating in the Challenge, our Community can help us, as we raise funds to continue the work we do in supporting local families impacted by domestic violence.

By signing up for our Challenge, you choose your activity.. We're asking you to commit to at least 15-30 minutes of exercise or movement every day during the 2 week Challenge period, but HOW you do that is up to you! We'll be adding lots of ideas and tips and hints to our Challenge Event Facebook Group if you need ideas, but if you are already training for something, just allocate the time and goal to the Challenge and you'll be on your way!

We'll send you a Challenge Tracker Poster, and you can tick the box after each day of activity to visually see that your staying on track

Sign Up for the Challenge Here

Our service receives ove4,000 referrals each year from Sutherland Shire & St.George Police, representing requests for assistance for any woman needing support at court for Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs) as a result of a Domestic Violence incident.  On average, more than 10 families a day need our help. 

And at a time when we are all confined to our homes, for the women and children who are experiencing domestic violence, this can be an even scarier time and one where greater access to support services is needed. 

Sutherland Shire Family Services provides a range of Domestic Violence support services, including information, advocacy and referrals, education & support groups, Family caseworker services and court advocacy services. We provide quality, evidence-based programs that positively contribute to the safety and well-being of families, creating a brighter future for children in the community, Our Building Resilience in Children (BRIC) Project is a specialised, child- focussed early intervention domestic violence support program that supports families who have experienced trauma rebuild their secure attachment and create emotionally safe environments for their children. SSFS’ team of qualified professionals such as social workers, family therapists, educators and welfare workers deliver real and practical support to help keep women and children safe, and help them find a way forward. 

We hope you'll join us as we all work together to stay active and healthy, while being responsible citizens, respecting social distancing regulations and staying at home where possible.

The Challenge will run during the school holidays from April 11 - 26, but individuals and families are encouraged to sign up any time between now and the close date. By participating in the challenge, people are committing to stay active for at least 15-30 minutes each day, and can share their progress on our Facebook page.

Registration is $10 per individual, or $20 per family. All participants receive a Certificate of Participation, and for those who'd like a medal, a $25 Individual Registration is also available.

Sign Up Here